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Proverbs 6 NAS

Parental Counsel

1 My son, if you have become 1surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,

References for Proverbs 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Lit "clapped your palms"
      2 If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,
      3 Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.

      References for Proverbs 6:3

        • b 6:3 - Lit "palm"
          4 Give no 2sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids;

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          5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter's hand And like a 3bird from the hand of the fowler.

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          6 Go to the 4ant, O 5sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,

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          7 Which, having 6no chief, Officer or ruler,

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          8 Prepares her food 7in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.

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          9 How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
          10 "8A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest "-

          References for Proverbs 6:10

            • c 6:10 - Lit "lie down"
              11 9Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.

              References for Proverbs 6:11

                • d 6:11 - Lit "one who walks"
                • e 6:11 - Lit "a man with a shield"
                  12 A 10worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a 11perverse mouth,

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                  13 Who 12winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers;

                  References for Proverbs 6:13

                    • f 6:13 - Lit "scrapes"
                    • g 6:13 - Lit "instructs with"
                      14 Who with 13perversity in his heart continually * 14devises evil, Who 15spreads strife.

                      References for Proverbs 6:14

                        • h 6:14 - Lit "sends out"
                          15 Therefore * 16his calamity will come suddenly; 17Instantly he will be broken and there will be 18no healing.

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                          16 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

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                            • i 6:16 - Lit "of His soul"
                              17 19Haughty eyes, a 20lying tongue, And hands that 21shed innocent blood,

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                              18 A heart that devises 22wicked plans, 23Feet that run rapidly to evil,

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                              19 A 24false witness who utters lies, And one who 25spreads strife among brothers.

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                              20 26My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;

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                              21 27Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.

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                              22 When you 28walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.

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                                  23 For 29the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

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                                  24 To 30keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.

                                  References for Proverbs 6:24

                                    • p 6:24 - Lit "foreign woman"
                                      25 31Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her 32eyelids.

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                                      26 For 33on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress * 34hunts for the precious life.

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                                        • q 6:26 - Lit "a man's wife"
                                          27 Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?

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                                            • r 6:27 - Lit "snatch up"
                                              28 Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?
                                              29 So is the one who 35goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her 36will not go unpunished.

                                              References for Proverbs 6:29

                                                • s 6:29 - Lit "be innocent"
                                                  30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals To 37satisfy himself when he is hungry;

                                                  References for Proverbs 6:30

                                                    • t 6:30 - Lit "They do not;" or "Do not men...?"
                                                    • u 6:30 - Lit "his soul"
                                                      31 But when he is found, he must 38repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.

                                                      References for Proverbs 6:31

                                                        • v 6:31 - Or "wealth"
                                                          32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is 39lacking sense; He who would 40destroy himself does it.

                                                          References for Proverbs 6:32

                                                            • w 6:32 - Lit "heart"
                                                            • x 6:32 - Lit "his soul"
                                                              33 Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
                                                              34 For 41jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the 42day of vengeance.

                                                              References for Proverbs 6:34

                                                                • y 6:34 - Lit "is the rage of"
                                                                  35 He will not accept * any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.

                                                                  References for Proverbs 6:35

                                                                    • z 6:35 - Lit "lift up the face of any"
                                                                    • { 6:35 - Lit "willing"
                                                                    • | 6:35 - Or "bribes"

                                                                      Study tools for Proverbs 6

                                                                      • a 6:1 - Lit "clapped your palms"
                                                                      • b 6:3 - Lit "palm"
                                                                      • c 6:10 - Lit "lie down"
                                                                      • d 6:11 - Lit "one who walks"
                                                                      • e 6:11 - Lit "a man with a shield"
                                                                      • f 6:13 - Lit "scrapes"
                                                                      • g 6:13 - Lit "instructs with"
                                                                      • h 6:14 - Lit "sends out"
                                                                      • i 6:16 - Lit "of His soul"
                                                                      • j 6:19 - Lit "sends out"
                                                                      • k 6:20 - Or "law"
                                                                      • l 6:22 - Lit "she"
                                                                      • m 6:22 - Lit "she"
                                                                      • n 6:22 - Lit "she"
                                                                      • o 6:23 - Or "law"
                                                                      • p 6:24 - Lit "foreign woman"
                                                                      • q 6:26 - Lit "a man's wife"
                                                                      • r 6:27 - Lit "snatch up"
                                                                      • s 6:29 - Lit "be innocent"
                                                                      • t 6:30 - Lit "They do not;" or "Do not men...?"
                                                                      • u 6:30 - Lit "his soul"
                                                                      • v 6:31 - Or "wealth"
                                                                      • w 6:32 - Lit "heart"
                                                                      • x 6:32 - Lit "his soul"
                                                                      • y 6:34 - Lit "is the rage of"
                                                                      • z 6:35 - Lit "lift up the face of any"
                                                                      • { 6:35 - Lit "willing"
                                                                      • | 6:35 - Or "bribes"